This month’s boardgame is Dominion! I had played this once before, but it had been quite a while, so I actually didn’t remember much of the gameplay! It was a great refresher getting to play again!
Read the rest of my review on Dominion >
Dominion is a relatively simple game for new players to pick up. Now, full disclosure; when we played Dominion the other night, we played the recommended beginner’s version with the cards shown in the photo below. From what I understand, there are different variations to this game and different “expansion packs” that will alter the general vibe and sometimes difficulty of the game.
So, this recap is from the very basic beginner’s point of view.
Ok, moving on….
So, in Dominion, everyone starts off with a handful of cards. There are three different types of cards: copper cards (the caassshh), estate cards and strategic cards (actions/defense/attack). The goal of the game is to have the more estates than anyone else.
The way you get estates is by buying them. You start off with a sad, tiny amount of copper, and progressively buy more copper in which to buy more estates. You can also choose to buy strategic cards that will either help you OR bone your friends. Boning over your friends makes them look like the photo below.
So anyways, that’s the general idea. It’s not too complex, and it’s actually really fun! I like games that I can pick up easily, because if I’m being completely honest here, I zone out… A LOT. And zoning out while someone is explaining the rules makes for a very uncomfortable next 30 minutes of gameplay.
The easier it is for me to pick up a game, the better it is for everyone else!
So, yes. I would definitely recommend Dominion to people of all boardgame skill levels. It’s simple, it’s fun and it’s just competitive enough!
Any boardgames you’d like to see reviewed? Let me know in the comments!
Do you have a boardgame that you’ve made (because you’re insanely awesome), and you’d like for me to play it? Feel free to contact me, and we’ll talk it out. 🙂
Also, remember to check out my previous boardgame reviews:
Adventure Time Munchkin